NFL Week 11 Point Spread Preview: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

By Thomas Emerick
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The Washington Redskins (3-6) fell to the bottom of the NFC (L)East after the Week 10 dust cleared and now must visit sudden-contender Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) at the Linc.

NFL Week 11 Matchup, Game Time and TV Info: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. ET on FOX)

Point Spread Prediction: Eagles by 6 (Early spread: Eagles by 3.5)


Alfred Morris finally topped 20 carries in a game a couple weeks ago and hasn’t looked back. The past two have seen Morris clear the century mark at 4.8 yards per clip as the Redskins offense gains steam following a slow start to 2013. Robert Griffin III looks like a completely different quarterback from September and October, but the Vikes DL exposed some interior issues in protection during the second half.

Ryan Kerrigan blew a great opportunity to take six the other direction on Thursday night and will be leaned on heavily to navigate the edges against Chip Kelly‘s offense. Despite his lanky slow nature, Nick Foles proved the best facilitator of this scheme, even if LeSean McCoy‘s YPC does drop off from when Michael Vick hands him the ball. It also helps that the defense has simultaneously gone from awful to almost decent: Philly allowed more than 20 points in each of the first four games but have not since.

Key Matchup: DeSean Jackson vs. Redskins secondary

There is perhaps no more dangerous vertical threat than D-Jax — ranked second in receiving yards entering today — and the Redskins have become well aware of that over the years.

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